The Mobius Trio was formed by three Guitar majors at the San Francisco Conservatory of music, Robert Nance, Mason Fish, and Matthew Holmes-Linder, while they were students there. They have built up a repertoire that focuses on commissioning new works by composers interested in expanding the guitar chamber repertoire. While still students they represented the Conservatory by performing in a Millennium Stage concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, and last season they were one of the groups to perform in the 2012 Tangents Contemporary Guitar Series.
Their next performance in San Francisco will be given under the auspices of the Old First Concerts series at Old First Church. Their program will present the world premieres of four of the most recent results of their commissioning process. The composers to be featured on the program will be Dan Becker, Adrian Knight, Frank Wallace, and Kevin Villalta. According to the Mobius press release, these new works will feature “a plethora of extended techniques, bizarre guitar preparations, amplification, and approximately one million artificial harmonics.”
This concert will take place at Old First Church (1751 Sacramento Street on the southeast corner of Van Ness Avenue). It will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22. General admission is $17 with a special $14 rate for full-time students and seniors. Children under twelve are admitted without charge. Further information may be obtained by calling 415-474-1608; and tickets may be purchased on-line through the event page on the Old First Concerts Web site.